Interview with Tracie Jae

NEW! SOB Episode: Interview with Tracie Jae from Games That Change


In this 43rd episode of SOB: Style of the Business podcast, Keetria interviews Tracie Jae, the founder, and CEO of Games That Change, and the inventor of a game called I’m Glad You Asked. Tracie shares her journey of invention, advice, and words of encouragement for other entrepreneurs to benefit from.

Show Notes:

  • Tracie Jae is a Houston native, with a Bachelor’s Degree in business and her Master’s Degree in Strategic Communications and Leadership.
  • Games of Change is designed to change the way we connect.
  • Tracie Jae wrote a romantic novel entitled the puzzle and a poetry book called

“Freedom First.”

  • I’m Glad You Asked was introduced at Houston Ted Talks that Keetria attended.
  • She also has a passion for working with the youth, service on the Board of Directors

for the YWCA in Houston and the Host Committee for Girls Empowerment Networks:

We Are Girls Houston.

  • Communication with people is improved when you get them talking about themselves.
  • Silence is a key source of motivation for Tracie Jae.
  • When we don’t get to know one another, it, unfortunately, becomes easier to mistreat them.
  • Make intentional choices to communicate with others to get out of your personal bubble.
  • A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle—there is enough light to go around.


3 Key Points:

  1. Social icebreakers are a great way to connect and get to know people at events.
  2. Once you get people talking about themselves, communication becomes a lot easier.
  3. Tracie Jae is fueled by silence by herself.


Tweetable Quotes:

–   “You are in a room full of other human beings, what you walk away from not

knowing anything about with.” – Tracie Jae.

–   “We are not building relationships if we are just sitting next to each other absorbing

information and never talk.” – Tracie Jae.

–   “One of the things about working with young people, is they don’t know what they

don’t know They have no idea how many opportunities are available.” – Tracie Jae.


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